I really hope that Christine, Laura and Cayce won’t mind, but I’m combining Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts and LGBT Month this week. I really have little to no time to write more with these dumb exams!
April is LGBT-month with LauraPlusBooks and FightingDreamer. Although I am studying VERY HARD (I really am), I wanted to get this post in really quickly. I realised a while ago that I haven’t read that many LGBT books. I’ve read quite a few where a secondary character is LGBT (The Mortal Instruments, Mara Dyer, etc) and quite a few short-story collections, like Yes, I am! and OMG QUEER. Then there was Every Day (which is kind of, I don’t know, pansexual?) and Luna.
Recently I read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz. It was incredible (not quite a five-star read, due to some issues I have with the final bit of the book) and while reading I kept thinking how this narrative felt to me like a revolution not only in LGBT writing, but YA in general.
This week with Top Ten Tuesday we discuss gateway books – those books that introduced us to new aspects of the magic of reading! I love this idea and had to force myself to stop at ten!
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, we share our ten favourite books in X-genre. I’m choosing historical fiction because a) I like it and b) there seems to be an assumption that historical fiction HAS TO BE historical romance.
P.S. CHOOSING ONLY TEN WAS REALLY HARD – and it ended up being more a list of recently read historical fiction favourites.